Amref Health Africa in Zambia

Amref Health Africa in Zambia

Amref Health Africa is a non-governmental organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and founded in 1957. Our vision is lasting health change in Africa. We began partnering with communities to improve health in Zambia in the 1970s.


1. Advocacy for better policies for human resources for health and sexual and reproductive health commodities.
2. Capacity building using face-to-face, eLearning and mLearning methodology.
3. Community Health System Strengthening.
4. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
5. Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH)

Closing the Gap between the Community and Formal Health Systems to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Timeline: 2017 to 2021
Funder: GSK, Dutch Government
Goal: To increase skilled birth attendance by demand creation and health service provision, and to strengthen links between Community Health Workers, Community Health Assistants and health facilities.

Health Systems Strengthening through Advocacy Partnership

Project Timeline: 2016 to 2020
Goal: To advocate for strengthened health systems to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

GSK 20% Re-investment Initiative

Timeline: 2017 to 2020
Funder: GSK
Goal: To improve maternal, newborn and child health and non-communicable diseases through strengthening Human Resources for Health.

Zambia Nurse and Life Skill Training Programme

Timeline: 2013 to 2018
Goal: To support the needs of the Zambian Ministry of Health’s national health system priority of increasing the production of health care workers across Zambia, and the Ministry’s target of reducing the population/nurse ratio from 1,864 to 700. A partnership with ChildFund International, the project uses eLearning technology in the adaptation of the current nurse and midwife training curriculum. Through the use of this technology, elements of the nurse training programme are made virtual, creating an integrated programme of eLearning and hands-on classroom instruction.

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Amref Health Africa 2015 Global Report
January 17, 2018